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Cider Week Giveaway

We’re celebrating the return of Cider Week GR (May 10-18, 2024) with a cider-themed giveaway! Register to win by May 18, 2024!

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Visiting Blandford Nature Center

On a recent Saturday morning, my family of four embarked on an adventure to Blandford Nature Center. Tucked away off Lenoard Street on Grand Rapids’ West Side, Blandford’s mission is to provide a place for people in the community to enjoy, explore, and learn in nature. The Mary Jane Dockeray…

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Itinerary Ideas for a Kid-Friendly Summer Weekend in GR

West Michiganders anticipate summer with joy for good reason: the weather is gorgeous, the sparkling lakeshore beckons, and every weekend holds the promise of something new and exciting to do around Grand Rapids. Whether you live in West Michigan or are visiting, you can take advantage of the…

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A Local's Guide to GR-Area Playgrounds

The Makowski family loves flights. Not of the airplane variety, however. I’m talking about “flights” typically associated with beer, pizza, ice cream, dips, donuts, or really anything you can turn into a sampling of variations of things you love. For our family, that now includes playgrounds thanks…

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Things to Do with Young Kids in GR This Summer

Everything is truly sweeter in the summer. West Michigan’s skies are filled with blue and the temperatures are warm yet comfortable. There isn’t a moment to waste in summer, which means you need a plan. And I’m here to give you a head start on creating magical memories with your family. Whether you…

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